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Title: The efficacy of genesen acutouch pointers in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee
Authors: Robertson, Brendon Ian
Issue Date: 2001
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of Genesen Acutouch pointers in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. This was a prospective, randomized clinical trial consisting of sixty patients who volunteered from the general population of Durban. The patients, diagnosed as having osteoarthritis of the knee, were randomly divided into two different treatment groups. Each group consisted of thirty patients between the ages of eighteen and eighty five years. One group received active Genesen Acutouch Therapy, while the second group received placebo Genesen Acutouch Therapy. Data capturing took place for both groups on the first, fifth and ninth consultations. Subjective data was collected using the Numerical Pain Rating Scale-l Ol, the Visual Analogue Scale and the Patient Specific Functional Scale. Objective data was gathered from goniometer and algometer readings. For statistical analysis, only parametric tests were used in all hypothesis tests due to the large sample size. All readings were considered to be continuous variables. The twosample (unpaired) two-tailed t-test was used to compare two independent samples. The two-sample paired t-test was used to compare results from related samples. All tests were conducted at a = 0.05 level of significance
Description: A dissertation submitted in partial compliance with the requirements for the Masters Degree in Technology: Chiropractic, Technikon Natal, 2001.
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